Reinventing High School

Lili Allen
January 1, 2000

Reinventing High School follows the reform journeys of six American high schools. The stories of the six schools describe promising and effective practices as well as challenges. Underlying this volume are two strongly held beliefs: all schools are works-in-progress; and the work involved in school reform cannot take place only in the school building itself. To understand what is involved in reinventing or inventing a school, the authors examine the schools’ improvement efforts over extended periods of time and look beyond the school to the local and state context for reform.